Monday, July 27, 2009

Sleep talkin'

Brett sleeps more soundly than anyone human should be able to sleep. He also sleeps less than any human should be able to and still be a functioning human, which may account for the soundness of the sleep. But often this leads to him waking up and saying ridiculous things to me. Yesterday was no exception. After I tried to wake him he said the following:

Brett: Are you red?
Me: What?
Brett: Are you red? You look like you're colored red.

Needless to say, I was not colored red.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Quote central

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." Alvin Toffler

After I read this quote and loved it I looked up this Alvin Toffler character. What is his profession? Futurist! I didn't know such a thing existed! Is it too late to become a futurist? I don't know because I'm not a futurist! Apparently you just go around predicting the future. Maybe it's different from being a psychic because it uses science instead of whatever psychics use. Regardless, I love it! It sounds like a profession from a Kurt Vonnegut novel.

In other news, please watch the Ghost Whisperer. It's HILARIOUS. Do yourself that favor. Once you get over J Love Hewitt's pout it's non stop laughs. Acctually, once you can make friends with it, her pout is responsible for about 18% of the laughs.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm trying!

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.”

- Joyce Maynard via julie911

Every thoughtful thing I read about parenting these days makes me tear up.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Monsters of Folk indeed!

I have always been extremely annoyed by Conor Oberst's vocals until like, last week, when suddenly I was on a run and decided no, I don't hate you Conor Oberst, I maybe love you? I don't know what happened or why, but I got past judging him for sounding so put-on angsty and decided to believe he was actual angsty and therefore he was my new music BFF. So what good timing (which he totally planned) for him to announce that he is in a supergroup with M. Ward and Yim Yames (Jim James from My Morning Jacket; I don't know why he's calling himself Yim Yames but I love it). Apparently I have a lot of judgement because I find if I listen to too much of MMJ I fear I may accidentally drift off into a coma. But their voices together are...perfect? This is the most negative positive review you'll read, folks! Regardless, I'm thrilled and I read about it on i guess i'm floating, so you should go over there and listen to the fantabulous new single they are releasing until their album debuts on September 22nd. I am excited! Exclamation points are proof: !!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

baby love

Sometimes I feel like if I rave about Clyde it would seem like I don't love Harper as much as I love him, but of course that is not true. So I would just like to state here that I love the living crap out of that baby. He is so freaking cute I want to bite his freaking cheeks off, but that would be disgusting. I mean honestly, in terms of babies he is doing everything right. He almost never cries, he just sits there and dotes on everyone while they dote on him, he's just 1000% perfect. He has really taken this motherhood thing to a whole new level for me. Thank you, Clyde. Sigh, sigh, sigh.

Harper and I we were listening to Morning Becomes Eclectic on the way to a friend's house today.

Harper: Is that the same sound?
Me: You mean a new song?
Harper: Yeah. Are those the same sounds?
Me: No honey, it's a different song.
Harper: But it SOUNDS similar.(Subtext, obvs: All your indie crap sounds the same, mom. Don't kid yourself. )
Me: Yes honey, I guess it does.

But I just love that she isn't even three and uses the word similar. I love that kid like crazy too, don't kid yourself people!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Yes, I read Jane Fonda's blog

via Jane Fonds, something I really needed to hear:

Gloria Steinem, in her book “Revolution Within”
If we think of ourselves as circles, our goal is completion –not defeating others.
Progress lies in the direction we haven’t been.

If we think of families and nurturing groups as circles, the sum means maximizing each part—not restricting others or keeping secrets.
Progress is appreciation.

If we think of work structures as circles, excellence and cooperation are the goal –not competition.
Progress becomes mutual support and connectedness.

If we think of nature as a circle, then we are part of its reciprocity.
Progress means interdependence.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Because I subscribe to this Rick Springfield blog (cool much?)I just found out this information:

Confirmed on
Rick will be appearing at the following BORDERS locations to sign 'My Precious Little One" CDs purchased in-store with a short 3 or 4 song performance. Don't miss it!

AS IF I WOULD MISS IT!!! Just reading that information gave me something akin to a panic attack!! I'm going to have to spend the next month in a cave meditating on the mantra, "Keep it together, Levinger. KEEP IT TOGETHER!!!" I'm going to have to drag the BFF there to ensure the togetherness is kept securely in place!!! Refer to subject heading!!!